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Suspected Mission Viejo burglar caught on video

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Orange County deputies are looking for a man believed to have burglarized a Mission Viejo home in February while the homeowners were sleeping upstairs.

The man, believed to be 17 to 20 years old with dark hair, entered the home on Feb. 18 through an unlocked sliding door about 3 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Investigators said he stole $1,200 worth of iPads and cash from a resident’s purse.

The burglary was captured on surveillance footage from a camera installed by the homeowner. Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man in the video.

Anyone with information is asked to call (949)425-1900 or Orange County Crime Stoppers at (855)847-6227.

[For the Record 3:14 p.m. PST April 2: An earlier version of this post said the alleged burglary occured on Tuesday. It took place on Feb. 18.]

 

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